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Category: Health Professions

UCF Hosts First Go Baby Go! Global Summit

Friday February 3, 2017
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Physical therapists from as far away as Israel gathered Jan. 20-21 at the College of Health and Public Affairs for the first global summit of the mobility project known as Go Baby Go!

Knights on the Go Cafe Featured in AmeriDisability

Wednesday February 1, 2017
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The college's Knights on the Go Café is the subject of a feature article in the latest issue of AmeriDisability magazine.

For the Love of Zeke: Alumnus Creates Endowed Scholarship to Honor His Brother

Monday January 23, 2017
UCF alumnus Adam Marek and his family have established the Russ Marek Medical Endowed Scholarship for students in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He initiated the scholarship to honor his brother, Russ, aka "Zeke," a man with an indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.

Rovito Earns National Award for Men's Health Outreach, Research

Tuesday November 8, 2016
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Michael Rovito's tireless efforts on behalf of men's health earned him national honors last week at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver.

Farran Receives Outstanding New Advisor Award

Tuesday November 8, 2016
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Congratulations to health sciences pre-clinical advisor Jennifer Farran on her selection to receive the Dr. Judith Sindlinger Outstanding New Advisor Award for 2016.

FCTL Selects Leon, Saleh as 2016-17 Faculty Fellows

Thursday November 3, 2016
Congratulations to Ana Leon, professor of social work, and Suha Saleh, assistant professor of health sciences, for their recent selection as 2016-17 faculty fellows by the UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

UCF Go Baby Go! Holds Another Successful Car-Build Workshop

Monday September 12, 2016
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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's UCF Go Baby Go! program, located in the Department of Health Professions, held another successful car-build workshop Sept. 9 at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center.

Students, Faculty Members Care for Local Farmworkers at Free Clinics

Wednesday August 3, 2016
UCF physical therapy and social work students and faculty members were among the 60-some volunteers who offered two free health clinics last week for Apopka-area farmworkers and their families.

UCF Go Baby Go! Receives President’s Award from National Down Syndrome Congress

Tuesday July 26, 2016
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Physical therapy Lecturer Jennifer Tucker accepted a President's Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress for her work on UCF Go Baby Go!, a mobility initiative she founded last year in the College of Health and Public Affairs.

COHPA Has Two First-Place Winners at UCF Research Forum

Monday April 11, 2016
Congratulations to two members of the College of Health and Public Affairs who won top honors UCF's Graduate Research Forum on April 5.


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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